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Flower of the day – 9th September 2018

On one of our trips to gardens of Hall Place in Bexley, London was this beautiful red rose which is part of Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner. Don't forget you have until 8pm on Tuesday evening (UK Time) to email me your monochrome images for inclusion into the Mid-Week Monochrome Photography Challenge.

Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Oh my this week's challenge has me thinking of Spring... something that is Out of This World is the topic of this week's challenge and there is nothing like a walk in the woods to take you away from the troubles of the world. So for me.. after last week's bitterly cold days and being … Continue reading Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that way too. However, on saying that Photoshop is an ideal place for using your various … Continue reading Using several editing programs on an image.

Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

I have been really busy lately with real-life events, yet again!  And that means my photography has had to take a back burner seat, much to my disapproval, but hey-ho, we can't have it always.  Anyway today I decided to get my laptop out and boy what with Windows Updates and Software Updates it hasn't … Continue reading Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

My God I can't believe it is over a month since I posted to this blog and participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge. Anyway one of the challenges I have missed is called Glow.  Now for me the meaning of glow is something bright.. the sun glows and casts light to enhance things.  Anyway going … Continue reading Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Now if I can stay within one program to do all my processing.. I am one happy bunny.  Simply because a) my computer is not very good at handling loads of photo-editing programs all at one time and b) it is easier for me and I like the easy life.  However, when it comes to … Continue reading Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did was to flip the photograph horizontally. I wanted to do this image in black and … Continue reading Rework of a Little Egret

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Grid Overlays

A very short post from me today.. as real-life is taking back over and I have a hundred and one things to do before the weekend arrives. Anyway this tip is great, I knew about cycling through the different grid overlays but I never knew you could change the orientation of certain grid overlays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H4Iy5B9O6wContinue reading Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Grid Overlays

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Adjusting Multiple Sliders

Here is a quick tip that I use all the time.. especially if I am using an adjustment where I use multiple sliders to make an adjustment to my image. It works both in the Basic panel, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter.  And this tip which gives you the ability in adjusting multiple sliders in … Continue reading Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Adjusting Multiple Sliders

Drag and Drop Panels in Lightroom

Now you all know how much I harp on about loving Lightroom, well!!  There is only one thing I wish Adobe would change.. that is the order of their panels in the Develop Module or give you the ability to drag and drop the panels as per your workflow schedule and the order you do things … Continue reading Drag and Drop Panels in Lightroom

Country Roads… take me home

This photograph was taken by St Margaret's Church in High Halstow, near Rochester, Kent and composed of 6 photos at different exposures. I then merged them in Photomatix and added an autumn tone to the picture, by using a preset in Photomatix and once the photograph was re-imported back to Lightroom I then adjusted the … Continue reading Country Roads… take me home